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A silver souvenir coin was issued yesterday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army by the Central Bank. Here Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal presenting the first coin to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Presidentís House. Picture by Sudath Silva

This year Navaraththri Festival was celebrated on a grand scale at the Young Menís Hindu Association hall at Vavuniya. Here children singing the Navaraththri song. Picture by T. Vivekarasa, Vavuniya Spl Corr.


SL Ambassador tells European Parliament :

Donít use IDPs as political tools

Sri Lankaís Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has urged that the displaced persons in Sri Lanka be not used as a political tool, but instead that those being critical, step up and help the Government to overcome the difficulties faced in looking after them and re-settling them.

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Army flag blessing ceremony

The Sri Lanka Army flag blessing ceremony to bless all the flags of the Army units was held yesterday at the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura under the patronage of Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya. The flag blessing ceremony also marked the start of the 60 th anniversary celebrations of the Army.

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Govt totally rejects Clintonís statement

Government Defence Affairs Spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday vehemently opposed and totally rejected the statement made by US State Secretary Hilary Clinton to the UN Security Council that rape had been used as a tool of the liberation war in Sri Lanka.

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Explosion kills girl, injures 12

Police suspect personal dispute as cause:

A 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries and another 11 school children and the driver of a school van were injured due to an explosion in a school van, Udavalpola, Kurunegala yesterday morning, Police and Kurunegala hospital sources told the Daily News yesterday.

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Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Chairperson, Leisha De Silva Chandrasena presents the first Senehase Upahara connection to Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services Bandula Gunawardana. Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation (STC), Chairman, Pradeep Gunawardana and Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, CEO, Suren Amarasekara look on. Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa.


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